The Newest Lopapeysa!

Welllp, I’ve finished another lopapeysa… just in time for summer, alas.  I’ve still been wearing it out of obstinance because I don’t want to wait until next winter to wear it.

I've finished yet another sweater :)

I've finished yet another sweater :)

I followed Jenn Steingass’ “Dreyma” pattern and it is different from traditional Icelandic sweater patterns in a few ways: it is knitted from the top-to-bottom (instead of bottom-to-top like most Nordic sweaters) and it has short-row shaping for making the back longer, and decreases for the waist and increases for the hip – so it is more fitted than most traditional peysas, which are somewhat unisex. Also also it has an option for the rolled collar instead of the traditional ribbed collar.

I like the unisex sweater look with the ribbed collar, and of course I could have gone for that again, but I figured I have so many peysas with such a similar layout that I should make at least one different – just to mix it up.

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Sailing the Dalmatian Coast

Sailing the Dalmatian Coast

Here we are, on a sailing trip on the Dalmatian Coast, back from our Balkans vacation.

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Weeeee’re Baaaa-aaack!

Welp, we made it back home to San Francisco, safe and sound. The trip to the Balkans was great, and I have so much I would like to write about it. Every city was so different and unique in amazing ways, and yet they all shared a sort of common thread.

That being said, it is good to be home!

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